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Taxon: Eriochloa polystachya Kunth

 
Genus: Eriochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Melinidinae
Nomen number: 15616
Place of publication: F. W. H. A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. gen. sp. 1:79[folio]; 1:95[quarto], t. 31. 1816
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 04-May-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Aug-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • Carib grass  (Source: Grass US) - English
  • Caribbean cup grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • capim-angolinha  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-da-várzea  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-ratão  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • yerba de Caribe  (Source: Cavanillesia Alt) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder; forage
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (noxious in Indonesia)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Puerto Rico
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Honduras
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized



    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]


    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  2. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  3. Catasús Guerra, L. J. 2002. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) de Cuba, II Cavanillesia Altera 3:1-163.
  4. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  5. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  6. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. Flora of the Guianas. (F Guianas)
  7. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  8. Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. (Grass US)
  9. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. (F CubaLeon)
  10. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  11. Shaw, R. B. & R. Webster 1987. The genus Eriochloa (Poaceae: Paniceae) in North and Central America (Sida) 12:193.
  12. Soerjani, M. et al., eds. 1987. Weeds of rice in Indonesia. (Weeds Rice Indonesia) 428.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=15616. Accessed 12 November 2018.